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March 05, 2007 17:15 ET

Podcast Series Advisory -- Part Two: Financial Experts Debunk Pervasive Retirement Planning Myths in Time for Tax Season

NEWARK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- ( -- Every tax season presents an opportunity to reflect on our "year in finance" -- still it's a good time to look to the future to make some plans. The decisions we make today can, in fact, have a huge impact on our finances in retirement. A group of Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) planning experts are launching a two-part audio podcast series aimed at debunking some of the most common retirement planning myths. This podcast (part 2) will discuss what kind of insurance to keep, to making the right choices when electing social security benefits.


-- Once I retire, I won’t need life insurance

-- Medicare will pay for my long-term care

-- I should elect to receive social security as early as possible

These financial fallacies have been plaguing savers for years; they can trip-up people at any age, but should be of special concern to those nearing their golden years. In addition to the podcast, a radio series report will air every week through April 15, featuring Robert Fishbein, a tax attorney with Prudential Financial, along with specialists in social security, estate planning, tax law and life and long-term care insurance.

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